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Miri1 Apr 19, 2012 12:16 PM

(Note: There is a new breakfast thread at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/851948 )

What did you have for breakfast today? I'll start: a piece of homemade bread, toasted, with butter, andsome strawberries.

Your turn!

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    pie22 Apr 19, 2012 12:28 PM

    i had 2 eggs scrambled with a "taco style" cheese sprinkled in, 5 strawberries, OJ and coffee.

    1. Perilagu Khan Apr 19, 2012 12:28 PM

      Coffee, OJ and a Cookies n' Cream Pop Tart.

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        sunangelmb Apr 19, 2012 06:37 PM

        Love brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts. Glad to see someone else enjoys a nice tart now and then.

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          Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2012 07:18 AM

          I enjoy tarts in various manifestations.

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        janniecooks Apr 19, 2012 12:31 PM

        Smoked salmon on Ryvita spread with cream cheese and topped with sliced scallion,

        1. iluvcookies Apr 19, 2012 12:40 PM

          Plain yogurt with honey, sliced bananas and Maple Pecan granola (Trader Joe's).
          Oh, and about a pot of coffee. I was pretty tired.

          1. goodhealthgourmet Apr 19, 2012 12:53 PM

            coffee, of course. then about an hour later, cottage cheese mixed with freshly ground flax, chia, organic crunchy almond butter & a few drops of stevia.

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              shaebones Apr 19, 2012 11:13 PM

              Mmmmm, nut butter and cottage cheese. I'll have to try that. I had cereal w lf milk topped w fresh fruit salad. My grano;a is cooking on the oven right nowl

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                goodhealthgourmet Apr 20, 2012 08:35 AM

                try pistachio butter with tart cherry preserves. or almond with fig butter (or fresh figs). or PB with sriracha. or PB with cinnamon and honey. or cashew butter with mango butter. or PB with pumpkin butter. or Sunbutter with banana...

                just please don't hate me when you become an addict :)

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                  shaebones Apr 20, 2012 11:10 PM

                  All good. I make my own nut butter too from a huge variety of nuts. I mix it w my granola to make it super crunchy. An amazing combo

            2. gaffk Apr 19, 2012 12:54 PM

              1/2 grapefruit, glass of Pepsi and a couple of cups of coffee (yes, I need both hot and cold caffeine to get going).

              1. melpy Apr 19, 2012 12:56 PM

                One banana but in my defense lunch is at 10:45.

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                  LeoLioness Apr 19, 2012 12:57 PM

                  Coffe, a handful of raw almonds, a Granny Smith apple and a few slices of Dubliner cheddar cheese.

                  1. southernitalian Apr 19, 2012 12:57 PM

                    Tea and Grape Nuts.

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                      escondido123 Apr 19, 2012 01:01 PM

                      Latte and a cigarette; I rarely eat breakfast.

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                        LeoLioness Apr 19, 2012 02:06 PM

                        This was the breakfast of my 20s. Truth be told, I still kind of miss it.

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                          escondido123 Apr 19, 2012 02:22 PM

                          That's why I started having it again...only 5 a day.

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                            mamachef Apr 19, 2012 04:37 PM

                            Me too, LeoLioness. Ahhhh, those were the days.

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                            Isolda May 15, 2012 08:24 AM

                            That was my breakfast in Paris when I spent my junior year there in the early 80s. Cafe au lait and a Marlboro Lite. Although I hate the thought of smoking today, I can still imagine that first cig and caffeine rush.

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                            laliz Apr 19, 2012 01:22 PM

                            Fage 0% greek yogurt w/some sweetner and fresh blackberries.

                            and a single serving size bag of cool ranch Doritos on the bus. (sorry)

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                              gator28 Apr 19, 2012 01:24 PM

                              Edamame with cherry tomatoes and hot sauce. And a protein muffin.

                              1. Motosport Apr 19, 2012 01:31 PM

                                Most mornings we have toasted sourdough bread or croissants, melon, fresh juice from the juicer (OJ, grapefruit combo with some frozen strawberries or blueberries tossed in) and French press coffee for my trophy wife, Nespresso espresso for me.
                                A couple of times a week I'll add eggs to the breakfast.
                                Add Armenian string cheese if we have any.

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                                  velochic Apr 23, 2012 04:43 PM

                                  My dd loves Armenian string cheese. She eats it for snack - hadn't though of in the AM. She won't eat breakfast (makes her nauseous), but eats mid-morning snack. I'll have to include that for some protein.

                                2. RealMenJulienne Apr 19, 2012 01:54 PM

                                  Woke up super hung over so I had three pieces of KFC fried chicken with leftover pot stickers.

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                                    Billy33 May 15, 2012 11:30 PM

                                    Yum!

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                                    redfish62 Apr 19, 2012 01:57 PM

                                    Bag of Beef Jerky from Walmart, had a four hour drive to make starting at 5

                                    1. arktos Apr 19, 2012 02:13 PM

                                      My refried beans with Bufalo Picante and cotija sprinked on top. Had it again for lunch!!

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                                        electricfish Apr 19, 2012 02:53 PM

                                        Fage 2% greek yoghurt with a packet of Trader Joe's O My Omega Trek Mix and a tablespoon of honey. And two big cups of coffee with cream.

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                                          electricfish Apr 20, 2012 07:16 AM

                                          One fried egg with sauteed onions, over a bed of wilted spinach, drizzled with balsamic vinegar. And two big cups of coffee with cream.

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                                            littleflower May 21, 2012 07:15 PM

                                            That sounds delicious! Especially the balsamic drizzle over the eggs!!

                                        2. LaLa Apr 19, 2012 03:03 PM

                                          cocoa puffs...lol

                                          1. weezieduzzit Apr 19, 2012 03:05 PM

                                            After coffee I had a smoothie with home cultured kefir. Food isn't appetizing for me in the morning.

                                            1. bagelman01 Apr 19, 2012 03:05 PM

                                              6 water crackers with imitation seafood salad and a cup of tea. Not my norm, but I just got out of the hospital last night and haven't had solid food since Sunday and had to push the protien, but couldn't have dairy with my meds.

                                              What I really wanted>>>>a large coffee, back and strong, a toasted sesame loaf from Arthur Ave with fresh butter and cheese. Not this week.

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                                                goodhealthgourmet Apr 19, 2012 04:26 PM

                                                well then, glad to hear you're back home, bagelman. wishing you a speedy recovery!

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                                                calliope_nh Apr 19, 2012 03:20 PM

                                                A banana with peanut butter eaten at my desk at work around 8:30. Black coffee from Thermos sipped throughout the morning. The jar of Skippy lives in my desk.

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                                                  gaffk Apr 19, 2012 05:39 PM

                                                  You may want to see this scary thread ;)

                                                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/845054

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                                                    calliope_nh Apr 20, 2012 04:39 AM

                                                    That thread was the very next one I opened after posting about breakfast. I considered printing a retraction and getting rid if the jar. Thankfully I have my own office and though the door doesn't get locked I don't get a lot of traffic going by. Blech, that's some thread.

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                                                  mpjmph Apr 19, 2012 03:25 PM

                                                  Homemade wholegrain bread, toasted, with peanut butter and cinnamon, a handful of grape tomatoes, and a can of diet coke.

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                                                    Harters Apr 19, 2012 03:27 PM

                                                    Muesli, orange juice (topped up with tap water), coffee.

                                                    Todays was like most days.

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                                                      mamachef Apr 19, 2012 04:35 PM

                                                      Do you make your Meusli, Harters?

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                                                        Harters Apr 20, 2012 02:18 AM

                                                        Absolutely not!

                                                        Life's too short......

                                                        Supermarket bought - and, in fact, from their cheap and nasty "basics" range (which ihas more oats and the like and less tasty stuff) - but it's the only one that comes in at under the 10g sugars that my diabetic health care nurse advises.

                                                    2. chefathome Apr 19, 2012 03:43 PM

                                                      A wild blueberry and mango smoothie. I make 'em thick enough to be soft serve ice cream.

                                                      1. cookie monster Apr 19, 2012 03:54 PM

                                                        Fage plain nonfat Greek yogurt mixed with Kashi go lean cereal, strawberries and melon. Doesn't look pretty but I like the way it tastes, and it gives me the protein and fiber wallop I need to start the day. My alternate weekday breakfast = two hard-boiled eggs, a piece of whole grain toast and fruit of some sort.

                                                        1. firecooked Apr 19, 2012 03:57 PM

                                                          Homemade yogurt, granola, and strawberries, with a big cup of coffee.

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                                                            SteveRB Apr 19, 2012 04:03 PM

                                                            One slice of whole wheat toast with unsalted butter. Navel orange. Jasmine tea.

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                                                              lucyis Apr 19, 2012 04:09 PM

                                                              Homemade sourdough whole wheat and fruit bread with a red Anjou pear and one slice of light Jarlsberg with tea.

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                                                            Reston Apr 19, 2012 04:09 PM

                                                            A bowl of Quaker granola/almond/raisin cereal with 2% milk, and a large coffee with half+half and sugar.

                                                            1. mattstolz Apr 19, 2012 04:11 PM

                                                              Chikfila chicken sandwich and a beef tongue taco... with a side of freshmarkets chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels

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                                                                goodhealthgourmet Apr 19, 2012 04:25 PM

                                                                ah, to be a young 20-something bodybuilder! ;)

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                                                                  mattstolz Apr 19, 2012 09:47 PM

                                                                  :) tomorrow is back to oatmeal with protein powder stirred in

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                                                                    goodhealthgourmet Apr 20, 2012 08:36 AM

                                                                    ah, it was a cheat meal? nice work :)

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                                                                      mattstolz Apr 20, 2012 11:37 AM

                                                                      :-)

                                                                      gotta love em!

                                                                      in moderation.

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                                                                  Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2012 07:22 AM

                                                                  Heh heh. Is Chickfila now selling tongue tacos?

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                                                                    mattstolz Apr 20, 2012 08:29 AM

                                                                    it was a... extended breakfast lol

                                                                3. tim irvine Apr 19, 2012 04:12 PM

                                                                  An egg white, avocado, and cotija taco with both a wasabi like salsa and a roasted tomato salsa and a nonfat latte at Royal Blue in Austin. Pretty sure the taco was from Tacodeli.

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                                                                    vttp926 Apr 19, 2012 04:27 PM

                                                                    Sausage and egg crossanwich from Burger King and a caramel frappe since I had a 1.5 hr drive for work this morning.

                                                                    1. mamachef Apr 19, 2012 04:34 PM

                                                                      I had a whole-wheat English muffin with peanut butter and sliced bananas, a whole lot of coffee, and some juice. Was hungry an hour later and had a patty of country sausage topped off w/ a fried egg (medium, of course), a can of Pepsi and a piece of buttered toast. That did me till lunch.

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                                                                        Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2012 07:23 AM

                                                                        You've got a healthy appetite, mama.

                                                                      2. JaclynM Apr 19, 2012 04:40 PM

                                                                        A banana and some Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds.

                                                                        1. Glencora Apr 19, 2012 04:41 PM

                                                                          Coffee and three dark chocolate-covered almonds at 6AM.. Then, three hours later, some left over salmon banh mi. Then more coffee.

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                                                                            Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2012 07:24 AM

                                                                            Three almonds, eh? I like the specificity.

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                                                                              Glencora Apr 20, 2012 02:08 PM

                                                                              I used to have 5 a day, but I've cut back. :)

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                                                                              adventuresinbaking Apr 30, 2012 06:12 AM

                                                                              that sounds like a great morning

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                                                                              kcshigekawa Apr 19, 2012 04:44 PM

                                                                              A very strong cup of tea with milk and a cigarette. No food on an empty stomach! About 10 a.m. (my tum wakes up about three hours after the rest of me) a half of a sandwich -- WW bread, Laura Scudder Crunchy PB, and thick slices of Claussen Kosher Dill.

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                                                                                subal Apr 19, 2012 04:46 PM

                                                                                sesame seed bagel breakfast sausage sandwich & coffee.

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                                                                                  sandylc Apr 19, 2012 04:49 PM

                                                                                  Whole wheat English muffin with a frizzled egg. Fruit and chia smoothie. Black tea.

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                                                                                    AdamRichmanJr Apr 19, 2012 05:45 PM

                                                                                    im staying at a hotel so i had an "un-inspiring" stuffed french toast from the hotels resturant. It was basically two thin slices of french toast on top of each other with some sort of strawberry filling in between them. ick.

                                                                                    1. jw615 Apr 19, 2012 10:24 PM

                                                                                      A grilled turkey and cheese sandwich. And my nutrition shake - stupid medical requirements. Chugged the shake and savored the sandwich.

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                                                                                        Maximilien Apr 20, 2012 03:45 AM

                                                                                        (nearly stale) leftover baguette with butter and peanut butter and water (will get coffee or tea at the office).

                                                                                        1. ericthered Apr 20, 2012 07:35 AM

                                                                                          I had a bagel with Nova lox sliced red onion ans cream cheese and lotsa capers.

                                                                                          1. Novelli Apr 20, 2012 07:43 AM

                                                                                            a cappuccino, some sweet cornbread with homemade strawberry jam, and a couple Camels lol

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                                                                                              riversuzyq Apr 20, 2012 12:02 PM

                                                                                              Where do you find Camels, and how do you prepare them? This takes game meat to a whole new level!

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                                                                                                Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2012 12:17 PM

                                                                                                Nuttin' quite like a little hump fat first thing in the morn.

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                                                                                                  Novelli Apr 20, 2012 02:00 PM

                                                                                                  I think I'd rather have a fat 'hump'....errrrrrrrr...first thing in the morning, but that'll do for now!

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                                                                                                    Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2012 02:37 PM

                                                                                                    Steady on there, mate!

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                                                                                                  Novelli Apr 20, 2012 01:57 PM

                                                                                                  Cook eggs. Stuff eggs into fish. Cook the fish. Stuff the fish into cooked chickens. Stuff the cooked chickens into roasted sheep. Stuff the roasted sheep carcass into a whole camel . . . now cook to taste....VUALA!

                                                                                              2. JungMann Apr 20, 2012 07:52 AM

                                                                                                Crispbread with Branston pickle and cheese, followed by 3 cups of coffee. Like others here, I don't really get my eating started until after noon.

                                                                                                1. mamachef Apr 20, 2012 07:53 AM

                                                                                                  Breakfast burrito!! Lg. wheat tortilla, scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, cubed potatoes, chorizo, salsa, crema, and cotija. Lg. o.j. over crushed ice.

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                                                                                                    Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2012 08:51 AM

                                                                                                    You mean you couldn't cram anything more than that into your 'rito?

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                                                                                                      mamachef Apr 20, 2012 09:09 AM

                                                                                                      Well, I'll clarify that no, I didn't shove the glass of oj into the burrito: )
                                                                                                      Nope, PK, so I started building upwards, what with the need for a spot more crema and some salsa verde that was lurking stealthily at the back of the fridge, just waiting for a covert opportunity to spoil.

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                                                                                                    thinks too much Apr 20, 2012 09:35 AM

                                                                                                    Pork dumplings, steamed over kale. Coffee and orange peach mango juice.

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                                                                                                      MonMauler Apr 20, 2012 10:42 AM

                                                                                                      Two cigarettes, a toke, and about a quarter of a leftover beer.

                                                                                                      1. Miss Needle Apr 20, 2012 10:55 AM

                                                                                                        Smoothie made with homemade almond milk with vanilla bean, bananas, strawberries and collard greens.

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                                                                                                          dmjordan Apr 21, 2012 07:19 AM

                                                                                                          I'll have to try that. I usually have one with almond milk, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, banana and spinach.

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                                                                                                            Miss Needle Apr 21, 2012 10:46 AM

                                                                                                            I generally don't eat peanuts at home but peanut and banana sounds like a good combo! One of my favorite smoothie combos is papaya, pineapple, banana, vanilla cashew milk and some sort of green

                                                                                                            My breakfast today was kind of boring -- a couple of slices of purity bread, olive oil and a soft-boiled egg

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                                                                                                              dmjordan Apr 22, 2012 07:55 AM

                                                                                                              That combo sounds good too!

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                                                                                                          jcattles Apr 20, 2012 11:21 AM

                                                                                                          A can of Mountain Dew and a handful of cheese crackers.

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                                                                                                            Perilagu Khan Apr 20, 2012 12:18 PM

                                                                                                            Breakfast o' Slackers

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                                                                                                              jcattles Apr 20, 2012 01:10 PM

                                                                                                              Right? :) Lunch was even better, a bowl of Cocoa Puffs. Maybe dinner will make up it.

                                                                                                          2. gaffk Apr 20, 2012 12:47 PM

                                                                                                            Coffee and Pepsi. Followed by a diner breakfast of 2 eggs scrambled, whole wheat toast with butter and a side of crispy bacon (my diner offers two bacon options: crispy and wimpy) with more coffee and ice water. (Had to fuel up as I was spending this beautiful spring day at the Morris Arboretum saying goodbye to the daffodils and hello to the azaleas and the fluffy little gosslings.)

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                                                                                                              libstewart Apr 20, 2012 12:56 PM

                                                                                                              Coffee and apple slices with peanut butter.

                                                                                                              1. drongo Apr 20, 2012 01:15 PM

                                                                                                                I had a large full-sour pickle... though it was a late breakfast because I had the day off.

                                                                                                                1. inaplasticcup Apr 20, 2012 02:54 PM

                                                                                                                  Yogurt and honey followed by too much coffee, which made my tummy rumble until lunch. :/

                                                                                                                  And thanks for starting a breakfast thread, Miri! :)

                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                  1. HighHeels Apr 20, 2012 06:26 PM

                                                                                                                    I made a steaming cup of Chai and couldn't decide what to eat with it, so I had a huge slice of the lemon meringue pie I made last night. Delicious!

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                                                                                                                      escondido123 Apr 20, 2012 06:41 PM

                                                                                                                      Now that's a perfect breakfast...meaning the pie not the Chai.

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                                                                                                                      beachmouse Apr 20, 2012 07:29 PM

                                                                                                                      A Mexican Coke. (I'm not much of a breakfast-eater.)

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                                                                                                                        laskiblue Apr 20, 2012 08:24 PM

                                                                                                                        I had a generous amount of lowfat cottage cheese with halved apricots and a handful of granola. I washed it down with blueberry pomegranete (however you spell that) juice cut half and half with club soda. I also had a large mug of coffee an hour or so later.

                                                                                                                        1. Caroline1 Apr 20, 2012 08:57 PM

                                                                                                                          Organic eggs poached in milk seasoned with Lawry's seasoned salt and a touch of hot Hungarian paprika on buttered crispy toasted Thomas' English muffins with a ladle of poaching liquid over them and topped with butter poached Roma tomatoes with a big mug of espresso.

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                                                                                                                            MarlboroMan Apr 20, 2012 09:04 PM

                                                                                                                            Nothing. Didn't eat lunch, either. Fasted until dinner, when I made a new recipe - pizza with a cream cheese & egg crust. Quite good. 3 year old loved it.

                                                                                                                            I must be doing something right.. I'm below 220 lbs. for the first time in quite a while!

                                                                                                                            Tomorrow, though, I'll probably have some BBQ before noon.

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                                                                                                                              HighHeels Apr 20, 2012 09:12 PM

                                                                                                                              Congrats on your progress! Let me know what time the BBQ is :)

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                                                                                                                                Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2012 06:56 AM

                                                                                                                                It all depends, MM. If you're seven feet tall you might want to think about going the other direction. ;)

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                                                                                                                                inaplasticcup May 3, 2012 07:55 AM

                                                                                                                                I'm a sucker for poached eggs. That sounds delicious.

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                                                                                                                                cacruden Apr 20, 2012 09:36 PM

                                                                                                                                A latte, then a spicy papaya salad with preserved crab and a chicken thigh with spicy dipping sauce.

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                                                                                                                                  inaplasticcup Apr 21, 2012 06:01 AM

                                                                                                                                  That's my kind of breakfast. :)

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                                                                                                                                    UTgal Apr 21, 2012 10:10 AM

                                                                                                                                    Wow!!! *hungry all over again*

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                                                                                                                                    superizzy Apr 20, 2012 10:39 PM

                                                                                                                                    croissant, some fruit salad, a coffee with 2%. Then 1/2 a blueberry bagel cuz I was still hungry and a bit hungover.

                                                                                                                                    then fish and chips for lunch

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                                                                                                                                      Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2012 06:56 AM

                                                                                                                                      These hangovers seem to be contagious.

                                                                                                                                    2. mtngirlnv Apr 20, 2012 10:53 PM

                                                                                                                                      Coffee and a five hour.

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                                                                                                                                        jhopp217 Apr 21, 2012 12:26 AM

                                                                                                                                        English Muffin, light schmear of cream cheese, 1/4 of an avocado mashed into it, lightly salted, a slice of red onion, slice of tomato and one chopped leaf of lettuce. And about an eight cup pot of coffee....but I had breakfast at 1:30

                                                                                                                                        Day before I had a banana and coffee

                                                                                                                                        1. Tripeler Apr 21, 2012 01:18 AM

                                                                                                                                          Our typical Saturday breakfast:

                                                                                                                                          homemade hashbrown potatoes, fried egg, strip of bacon, wheat toast, apple slices and coffee.

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                                                                                                                                            Val Apr 21, 2012 06:57 AM

                                                                                                                                            Dark berry concoction of organic wild blueberries, raw cranberries and organic strawberries mixed with some Chobani plain yogurt and ground flaxseed, palmful of walnuts and cup of coffee. Noticed folks eating avocado at breakfast...that's one in my weekly rotation usually a half with a spoonful of salsa where the pit was and just eat it with a spoon out of the skin.

                                                                                                                                            1. Motosport Apr 21, 2012 08:04 AM

                                                                                                                                              Back in the day when I drove a taxi in Manhattan I'd stop @ Lin's Garden on Bayard St for "dinner" @ 3 AM before ending my shift. I still have fond memories of leftover Lin's Garden Chow Fun for breakfast.

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                                                                                                                                                UTgal Apr 21, 2012 10:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                Green eggs and ham. My husband got creative with the food coloring. I love his creative side!

                                                                                                                                                1. mattstolz Apr 21, 2012 10:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Breakfast pizza today!

                                                                                                                                                  Homemade Honey wheat pizza dough (super thin through the pasta roller)
                                                                                                                                                  thin cut potato
                                                                                                                                                  tomato
                                                                                                                                                  TJ's Goats milk cheddar
                                                                                                                                                  avocado
                                                                                                                                                  mushrooms
                                                                                                                                                  onion, garlic, salt pepper

                                                                                                                                                  all with a couple eggs cracked over the top and broiled till bubbly and crispy! so good!

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                                                                                                                                                    littleflower May 21, 2012 07:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Drooling...! Craving that now for tomorrow's breakfast!!

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                                                                                                                                                    bonefreakchef Apr 21, 2012 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                    Leftover pizza that my very drunk roommate brought home last night. Actually not bad. Thin crust, wood burning oven, prociutto (I think) and mushrooms.

                                                                                                                                                    To bad for him he doesn't remember eating any of it - LOL.

                                                                                                                                                    1. EWSflash Apr 21, 2012 11:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Two fried eggs courtesy of a coworker's hens, a big glass of water (out of iced tea) and a handful of roasted pumpkin seeds. now i'm craving some sardines or smoked oysters.

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                                                                                                                                                        Querencia Apr 21, 2012 01:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                        One egg slightly beaten, poured into small skillet, covered with grated sharp Cheddar cheese, and quickly cooked into a mini-omelet which is then folded over twice and stuffed into a toasted 100% whole wheat English muffin, spread while hot with butter and a little Dijon mustard---then a couple of slices of bacon (which I had in refrig already cooked, just had to zap) added in. This makes a terrific breakfast sandwich.

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                                                                                                                                                          mattstolz Apr 21, 2012 09:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                          sounds almost identical to my lunch! except i think i added a big slice-o-'mater

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                                                                                                                                                          sunflwrsdh Apr 21, 2012 02:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Banana pancakes with maple syrup

                                                                                                                                                          1. mamachef Apr 22, 2012 07:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                            Woke up starving, and proceeded to snarf 3 eggs scrambled with veggie neufchatel cheese and some smoked salmon, add-ins courtesy of a completely overstuffed bagel that deconstructed beautifully for this purpose. Side of another "everything" bagel with butter and apricot preserves; strong coffee, and tomato juice. Bliss and sustenance for a day at the farmers' market.

                                                                                                                                                            1. mattstolz Apr 22, 2012 09:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                              oatmeal, chocolate peanut butter protein powder, cocoa, and ground coffee stirred right into it, topped with a good tablespoon (or three) of TJs valencia pb.

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                                                                                                                                                                goodhealthgourmet Apr 22, 2012 09:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                aaand we're back to normal again :)

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                                                                                                                                                                  mattstolz Apr 22, 2012 02:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  who woulda ever thought being OCD would come in handy so well?

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                                                                                                                                                                Beach Chick Apr 22, 2012 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Making right now a goat cheese and cherry tomt. frittata with hash browns, veggie sausages for me and DH has regular link sausage with a Pom/blueberry juice.

                                                                                                                                                                1. Perilagu Khan Apr 22, 2012 10:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Biscochitos and hot carfee.

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                                                                                                                                                                    betsydiver Apr 22, 2012 10:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    scrambled w/cheese & frank's hot sauce wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla;strawberry, banana and yogurt smoothy, bluberry tea

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                                                                                                                                                                      greenergoods Apr 22, 2012 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      Sprouted chickpeas with evoo ,sea salt, o.j. and coffee. Later for lunch had 2 pieces ezekiel cinn-raisin toast w/ butter.

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Wtg2Retire Apr 22, 2012 10:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Coffee and Grapenuts.

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                                                                                                                                                                          inaplasticcup Apr 23, 2012 07:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Haven't had Grapenuts in a while. Love that stuff!

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                                                                                                                                                                          noodlepoodle Apr 22, 2012 03:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          Pineapple Chobani 0% yogurt with two slices of buttered whole-grain toast, coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Perilagu Khan Apr 22, 2012 03:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Gawd, y'all are so virtuous it makes me want to hack up a load o' guam!

                                                                                                                                                                            lol

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                                                                                                                                                                              Caroline1 Apr 22, 2012 04:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Sort of makes me wonder if all of the food lovers are avoiding this thread like the plague. Or lying? '-)

                                                                                                                                                                              To make your heart sing, for breakfast this morning I had huevos rancheros from scratch *except the tortillas), with refried beans (from scratch) and grilled avacado! DEEEElicious!

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                                                                                                                                                                                cacruden Apr 22, 2012 06:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                LIkely only people that eat something interesting.... are going to post on the thread -- and a lot of people just typically skip breakfast except for a coffee. A lot of times I don't eat anything special for breakfast, just what is available on my street (usually lazy in the morning) - so it would be Papaya Salad, or a Thai Stir Fry, or Yam Wun Sen (Glass Noodle Seafood Salad). Although I do like the Thai style breakfast a sort of Fish congee - which I will add Nam Prik ... fish sauce and chilies.... It is not on my street.

                                                                                                                                                                                When I lived in Toronto - if I had breakfast it would usually be a BLT bagel (butter - not mayo), when in London UK I would sometimes eat bacon on a bun with brown sauce (I do like brown sauce), in Costa Rica .... I absolutely loved the simple dish of black beans and rice (never made it though).

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                                                                                                                                                                                  kubasd Apr 22, 2012 08:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Gallo pinto!! My favorite breakfast food!! I've tried to make it sooo many times, but I have't managed to get the flavors quite right

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                                                                                                                                                                                    cacruden Apr 22, 2012 09:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    what are the basic ingredients - it looks so simple but I figured it was not as simple as just black beans and rice so I never tried to make it (especially since I did not know the name :).... which means it has been 15 years since I have eaten it .... but remember it well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      kubasd Apr 23, 2012 04:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      From what I could understand, one of the keys is making it with leftover black beans and leftover rice from the previous days casados. Chop up white onion and red bell pepper (or green depending where in CR you are) and fry them in quite a bit of oil/lard. Add in cumin, coriander, stir til fragrant. Add in rice and black beans (with some of their liquid) and cook til all warm and incorporated. Serve with salsa lizano and hot chili sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm not sure of the spices.... they most likely add some more. Also, salsa lizano might be added into the mixture as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Beyond that.... anyone who knows more... help, please! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                  EWSflash Apr 22, 2012 07:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  My hero! That's truly the breakfast of champions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  mattstolz Apr 23, 2012 09:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  if these are virtuous breakfasts, what exactly does an unvirtuous one look like??

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Perilagu Khan Apr 23, 2012 09:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Unvirtuous does not include organic meusli, nut cutlets, sprouted this and sprouted that, yogurt, fresh fruit and smoothies.

                                                                                                                                                                                    It does include bacon, sausage, eggs (preferably fried or scrambled), biscuits, gravy, burritos, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                    I think you get my drift!

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                                                                                                                                                                                      mattstolz Apr 23, 2012 04:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      i guess ive noticed the "coffee and a cigarette" over the muesli mostly. plus 2/3 that ive posted in here so far have been chickfila and tacos, then breakfast pizza... so i might be biased haha

                                                                                                                                                                                4. kubasd Apr 22, 2012 04:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Coffee - hot and dark as the weather dictated
                                                                                                                                                                                  Edamame with my spicy garlic-ginger dipping sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                  yummm :) kept me full til dinner at 6. (helped by my over sleeping til 11)

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. EWSflash Apr 22, 2012 07:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dim sum. It was marvelous

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                                                                                                                                                                                      Caroline1 Apr 22, 2012 07:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      I'll trade you some huevos rancheros for some dim sum! '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Perilagu Khan Apr 23, 2012 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        And you'd both come out the better.

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. John E. Apr 22, 2012 08:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Buckwheat crepes with a. strawberries b. raspberries c. Nutella d. Nutella and peanut butter. All had a dollop of whipped cream. For dessert we had rhubarb cake ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                        Toreii Apr 22, 2012 09:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Large mug with 2 packs mexican hot cocoa, teaspoon of instant coffee and filtered water. Nuke for 3 min and pour into a travel mug as I walk out the door. We had early mass and no time for any real food.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          cacruden Apr 22, 2012 09:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Today I was hungry and forgot it was Monday (holiday for most street food vendors on my street) - went out to my street and ordered one of the first things I saw. Deep Fried Chicken with a spicy chili (Isan) sauce.... hesitated because I was disappointed and surprised.... they only had Chicken Breasts.... I guess all the good pieces of chicken were already bought :o I then turned the corner and walked a little.... should have waited.... but picked up a young coconut cracked open for drinking the coconut water....

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                                                                                                                                                                                            inaplasticcup Apr 23, 2012 07:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            I would have held out for the dark meat, too. But fresh coconut water always hits the spot! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. inaplasticcup Apr 23, 2012 07:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Yesterday and today, we had masa ebelskivers with coconut maple syrup. One batch of batter makes a lot of them, so it's nice that it keeps for a while in the fridge.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Good morning, all! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                             
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Caroline1 Apr 23, 2012 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              Oooh! Ooooh! Ooooh! Where's MINE...?????

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                                                                                                                                                                                                inaplasticcup Apr 23, 2012 01:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Come on over! I still got batter! :D

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  John E. Apr 23, 2012 01:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Do you have a recipe for the masa Æbleskivers? Or do you just substitute masa for AP flour? I have a recipe that calls for jam or cooked apples as a filling but I have yet to try out the pan I bought a while back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    inaplasticcup Apr 23, 2012 02:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hey, John!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Here's the recipe. This one is a no-filling one, and I subbed just about half with Maseca, which is a finer, more processed masa harina. What they call "instant" masa, I think. I just happened to use milk + lemon juice because I had no buttermilk on hand, but if you do, I'm sure buttermilk would work just great! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    MASA EBELSKIVERS W. COCONUT MAPLE SYRUP

                                                                                                                                                                                                    For the ebelskivers...

                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 2 eggs, separated into whites and yolks
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 cup All Purpose flour
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 3/4 cups Maseca (or other instant corn masa mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 2 teaspoons baking powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1.5 Tablespoons sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - additional butter for frying
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1+2/3 Cups whole milk mixed with 1.5 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice (this curdle the milk a bit - not to worry)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

                                                                                                                                                                                                    For the Coconut Maple Syrup...

                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1.5 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1/4 Cup coconut cream (just the solids that rise to the top - not the milk, which is the solids and liquid mixed together)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1) Into a large mixing bowl, sift the AP flour, masa, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2) In a separate clean and completely dry glass or metal mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on medium until the whites hold a stiff peak and set aside.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3) Melt the butter and add to the flour mixture, along with the milk/lemon juice, and using the electric mixer, mix all the wet and dry pancake ingredients except the egg whites together until smooth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4) Add the egg whites to the batter and gently fold them in until they're completely incorporated. Gently folding is really like stirring done slowly, one rotation at a time, with a sort of lifting motion at the end of each rotation that aerates the mixture and keeps it light and fluffy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5) Set the batter aside while you make the syrup. I find that ebelskiver batter, as do most pancake and crepe batters, benefits from a little resting period.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    6) In a small saucepan, combine all syrup ingredients and bring to very slow and gentle boil over medium heat. Once it reaches that boil, let it continue boiling at that heat for 30 seconds or so, stirring gently to incorporate all ingredients and to ensure that the salt has melted. And that's it! Cut the heat and set it aside to drizzle over your ebelskivers when they're done.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    7) Put a tiny dollop (about a centimeter cubed) into each ebelskiver pan well and place the pan over medium heat. When the butter starts to bubble, add enough batter to come almost completely up the side of the well - this is about 2 Tablespoons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    8) When the sides start to bubble and brown, flip each ebelskiver with a couple of skewers or chopsticks or spoon ends or whatever you have that functions that way. And try to remember to flip them in the order in which you filled them! (It's like playing that takoyaki making video game - can't remember the name of it at the moment...)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    9) When both sides are cooked to a lovely golden brown and the ebelskiver just momentarily gives to a gentle press with your finger, they are ready to turn out of the pan, drizzle or dip with/in syrup, and enjoy! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                scubadoo97 Apr 23, 2012 05:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Lovely. They look really delicate

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  inaplasticcup Apr 24, 2012 06:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks, scuba! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  cstout May 2, 2012 10:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Would you please share your recipe for ebelskivers? Never have tried them, although I have one of those pans...are they hard to make??

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    John E. May 2, 2012 02:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I asked the same question three weeks ago. The response is just a couple posts above this one.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  cgarner Apr 23, 2012 09:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  steel cut oats, drizzled with some real maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon, topped with toasted pecans (yum!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. scubadoo97 Apr 23, 2012 09:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Today's breakfast was a hand full of campari tomatoes diced up and tossed in a pan with some EVOO, hot Spanish pinmenton and a little salt to reduce a bit. Then poured in a good glug of EggBeaters and a handful of chopped parsley. Let it set for a bit then into the toaster oven on the upper level to brown and cook the top. Served on a tortilla. A tortilla on a tortilla

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Miri1 Apr 23, 2012 10:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Diet Mountain Dew over ice and a homemade oatmeal raisin cookie. Eyeing the container of cookies and thinking I deserve another!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Caroline1 Apr 23, 2012 01:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        That's not a tortilla on a tortilla, scubadoo. It's a new kind of quesadilla!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          scubadoo97 Apr 23, 2012 05:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          "It's a new kind of quesadilla!" No cheese but darn tasty

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          inaplasticcup Apr 24, 2012 06:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Those campari tomatoes are so sweet, and I like how you saute them before adding the egg in. What a great breakfast burrito!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          cacruden Apr 23, 2012 07:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Should have had my latte before going out for food because I was hungry and bought too much for breakfast. Ended up buying two things, one which I often walked past but never ordered:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          First dish was likely called Khao Naa Mu (I made a similar dish but with duck), it is "Steamed Rice with Pork". What you see in the container is rice, pork which was boiled in a soup broth to cook, kale and pickled cabbage from the soup. The little dishes to the side have additional condiments to flavour the dish as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          The second dish is "Gaeng Juad Wun Sen Moo Sub" which is basically glass noodle soup with soft tofu and pork.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I created my own all you can eat buffet....

                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            inaplasticcup May 3, 2012 07:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I always have breakfast envy when I see your posts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. inaplasticcup Apr 24, 2012 07:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Breakfast for me was the last of the masa ebelskivers to be made of the batter left from the weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            For The Man, this rustic 2-egg omelette, cooked in bacon fat, and filled with tomato, shallot, spinach and arugula sauteed with rendered bacon, served on a bed of raw spinach and arugula, and topped with fresh tomatoes lightly seasoned with salt and pepper and drizzled with our specially nutty finishing olive oil.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Happy Tuesday, all! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              cacruden Apr 24, 2012 09:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Looks delicious, but I am more of a cheese and mushroom omelette type person (with other chopped veggies mixed in).

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I also like it served with a tomato chili relish (homemade)... made with the following ingredients...

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 cups tomatoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 onions, diced
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 sweet red bell peppers, diced
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 celery stalk, diced
                                                                                                                                                                                                              hot red chilies, diced, to taste
                                                                                                                                                                                                              3/4 cup sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 teaspoon ground cloves
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 teaspoon ground allspice
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 tablespoon salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 cup vinegar

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                inaplasticcup Apr 25, 2012 06:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                That relish sounds delicious. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Caroline1 Apr 24, 2012 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Today I had a Spanish tortilla. No! Wait! It was a fritatata. ermmmm... No. It was a crustless quiche. Well, whatever it was, in an 8" skillet, I first sauteed some onions doused with kosher salt in a tsp of olive oil, when they were sweated, I added some chopped red bell pepper, some chopped zucchini, and some chopped tomatoes (wishing I had some eggplant too) and seasoned again, then covered the pan and let them condense slowly to a rich pulpy veggie bed. Then I spread a loose layer of grated cheddar and grated mozzarella. Poured in enough well shaken Egg Beaters to fill the pan about 3/4 full. Put the lid back on it, reduced the heat to a low simmer and let it do its thing for about 23 minutes when it was well set. Turned it out onto a plate, cut myself a big piece and toasted some Oroweat Oat Nut bread to go with it. It was really good! And I have half left for lunch or whenever. And now I need to add more tomatoes and some eggplant to my menu. I feel a ratatouille coming on! '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                kubasd Apr 24, 2012 07:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Funny that you mention ratatouille.... I have been craving it for the past couple days! I was reading your description of your "egg creation of Spanish inspiration with possible Italian influence" and thinking ratatouille. Then a friend of mine on Facebook posted that they were watching the movie "Ratatouille." That settles it... ratatouille for dinner tomorrow night. btw, your "egg creation" sounds delicious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  inaplasticcup Apr 25, 2012 06:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Well that tortilla/frittata thingy sounds super tasty, specially with the cheeeeeese...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cacruden Apr 24, 2012 10:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Today breakfast was....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stir Fried Kale and Pork with Chilies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fruit: Pineapple and Watermelon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. deet13 Apr 25, 2012 12:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A prairie oyster w/a cheap cigar. The tobacco keeps me regular, and the gin keeps me from being too sober...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Like my grandpa said, "Being regular and a bit unsober is a damn good way to go through the day..."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Perilagu Khan Apr 25, 2012 07:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "A prairie oyster w/a cheap cigar."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Haw haw! My late and much lamented ol' Uncle Clarence would approve.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John E. Apr 25, 2012 08:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I had an uncle who used to feel sorry for teetotalers. He said that when they got up in the morning that was as good as they were going to feel all day and not have anything to look forward to ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. mamachef Apr 25, 2012 06:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leftover Pad Thai, fried and topped with a medium fried egg, and a diet Pepsi over crushed ice, and two tylenol.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miri1 Apr 25, 2012 06:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Diet cherry Pepsi over ice. And I ate the ice, too. Nothing else till about 1pm when I scrounged up half a carton of cottage cheese and a can of fruit cocktail. Maybe tomorrow I will do better.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Apr 26, 2012 10:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brekkie of champions, darling.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. jmcarthur8 Apr 26, 2012 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Today, I had a whole wheat english muffin with a runny fried egg and white american cheese. I love to mop up the yolk that squirts out the back end when I take the first bite. I've learned to hold it from the side until the squirt happens, else I have to lick all the yolk off my hand before I can go any further.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OJ mixed half and half with water.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hot decaf black tea. ( I know, what's the point with no caffeine, you say. Imagine drinking several Red Bulls first thing in the morning. That's what one cup of regular tea or coffee does to me.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yesterday was oatmeal with currants, mixed golden raisins, sugar and almond milk. And OJ/water. DH made me a cup of Gunpowder tea. I ended up with the shakes an hour later.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This has been a very entertaining thread. It's so interesting to see all the different types of things that CHers have for breakfast. Other than lots and lots of coffee, there's not really a standard breakfast for all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Caroline1 Apr 26, 2012 04:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Today, for breakfast, I had.... Are you ready for this? And I checked, and so far I am the ONLY one who has had this for breakfast on these boards... I had a BOWL OF RICE KRISPIES WITH A BANANA SLICED ON TOP....!!! Oh ye, of little imagination....!!!! '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cacruden Apr 26, 2012 06:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rice crispies are way too expensive here, so it would end up being a bowl of bananas.... Or congee topped with bananas :p

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Caroline1 Apr 26, 2012 10:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Poor baby! Where you live, who would even want Rice Krispies when you can just walk out your door and, for the price of Rice Krispies there, have what would be a royal exotic feast here? I've seen your upthread pictures of how you "make do." I'll trade you a box of Rice Krispies for a bowl of Gaeng Juad Wun Sen Moo Sub!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hey! A sweet congee topped with honey glazed fried bananas might be pretty darn good!. Report, please.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cacruden Apr 27, 2012 12:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There are times (not very often) that I have a craving for western food.... But luckily not that often. I did buy a jug of ocean spray cranberry cocktail once this year ... $10 and once for a small container of Ben and Jerry's $11.... But it is offset (and then some) by the cost of my Thai food .... I think if I were to buy cereal it would be Frosted Flakes....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Caroline1 Apr 27, 2012 01:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When I lived overseas the first time, my only western craving was for glazed donuts. It lasted at least two years, but once I got back to the States, I never even thought about them. The second time it was for a McDonald's original hamburger and didn't hit until a few weeks before we returned. First full day home I went to a McD's drive through and bought a bag of one dozen basic hamburgers -- the ones with the teensy weensy diced onions in them -- and went home and put them in the freezer. SECURITY BLANKET!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Txkitchenrat Apr 26, 2012 08:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Today was just a slather of jiffy smooth peanut butter on half a toasted sesame bagel and most of a pot of strong coffee. Late night before so couldn't work up the energy to actually "make" something!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jhopp217 Apr 27, 2012 01:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yesterday I wasn't feeling well, so breakfast was eaten around lunch time. Avocado Mayo on a baguette with a thick slice of tomato and jalapeno cheddar. And coffee

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  latindancer Apr 27, 2012 06:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cappuccino, 1/2 papaya and poached egg w/ raisin toast & butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. mamachef Apr 27, 2012 08:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    More Tylenol, a glass of milk, and a Snickers Bar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Perilagu Khan Apr 27, 2012 08:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Are you having a visit from your "special friend"? ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gaffk Apr 27, 2012 11:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sounds more like a visit from the spirits . . . perfect hangover breakfast. Two days running now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef May 14, 2012 02:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Accompanied by a touch of Irish Flu, yes indeedy, Perilagu!! LOL!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beach Chick Apr 27, 2012 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I made an extra veggie taco last night with 'crumbles' that are soy based veggie burger crumbled up that are so good and I gussy it up with fresh garlic and had that this morning with radishes, slices of avocado and lots of hot sauce..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Damn, who knew leftover tacos would be so good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Marusik Apr 27, 2012 08:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hot oatmeal made with old-fashioned oatmeal, wheat germ, oat bran, and sliced almonds; yougurt (greek mixed with peach Activia Fiber); banana. And energy drink:P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. inaplasticcup Apr 27, 2012 09:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Man and I had a hotdog each with ketchup, brown mustard, relish, and some extra sulfur-y onions mellowed out in a 5 minute water bath.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jhopp217 Apr 27, 2012 09:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This would be the best breakfast on this thread....then you wrote ketchup. Ketchup should never be within five feet of a hot dog, haha

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cacruden Apr 27, 2012 09:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Definitely not a chicago style dog, but then that was not a chicago style dog (relish not florissant green, no wedge of dill pickle, no pickled sport pepper, no slices of tomato, no celery salt). Hmm, that was not a chicago style dog.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John E. Apr 28, 2012 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I believe one of the most over-rated foods on this planet are Chicago style hotdogs ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sandylc Apr 28, 2012 10:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Or ANY hot dog for that matter. Now I will be ceremoniously tossed from Chowhound.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John E. Apr 28, 2012 08:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You may not enjoy the occasional hotdog but I do. I just believe those that rave about 'Chicago hotdogs' are full of themselves and believe they and their hotdogs are better than others...there, that ought to get me ceremoniously tossed as well. (Even though I did not impugn anyone specifically).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cacruden Apr 28, 2012 08:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No, Chicago Hot Dogs should be all the rage now because of the sad shape the economy is in. Get a cheap hot dog, then try to put as much free stuff on it as possible - and you have got your days rations :p

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jmcarthur8 Apr 29, 2012 10:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Well, John E, I may be full of something, but I don't think I am full of myself because I love Chicago dogs! Individually, I love all the ingredients anyway, and together they make just the perfect dog for my tastes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have to admit, I have never, ever been a chili dog, or chili cheese dog lover because they are just too heavy for me. I like a good hot dog with mustard and relish, or sauerkraut and swiss, but the 'dragged through the garden' dog will always be my favorite.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I wonder if being a salad lover has anything to do with it?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh, and cacruden, you can't do a Chicago dog with a cheap hot dog! A Vienna or Hebrew National brand are all I've ever seen used. The flavor of those two brands is an important part of the dish. Just the thought of putting all those good veggies on a cheap hot dog just sounds icky. No thank you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John E. Apr 29, 2012 05:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I don't know if you're full of yourself or not. i do know that I was not referring to anyone specific. I was referring to a few television programs I have seen that focus on hotdogs. There was one such show on PBS a few years ago that I enjoyed except for the people on the program that were 'full of themself' about Chicago hotdogs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              huiray Apr 29, 2012 07:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              So direct your comments to those people - not to the Chicago Dog itself, which is a wonderful food item. You are excused from from consuming one.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John E. Apr 29, 2012 07:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Actually, the Chicago dog is an inantimate object so it does not feel bad that it is so over-rated ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (I have seen posts about Chicago dogs on Chowhound that had the same point as what I have seen on television).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cacruden Apr 29, 2012 08:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You have seen other peoples "opinions" but have you eaten one?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    John E. Apr 29, 2012 08:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My opinion really has little to do with the actual Chicago Hotdog but with the over-the-top raving about Chicago Hotdogs. No food could live up to what is generally said about them. I really did not intend for my snarky, off-hand comment to generate much controversy, I just happen to believe they are over-rated, so much so that they could never live up to their billing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jmcarthur8 Apr 29, 2012 08:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I never knew a hot dog could be an item of controversy! ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John E, maybe you had one that wasn't made correctly? Or you just don't like the ingredients?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Of course, I realize you weren't directing your comments at me! But having lived in the Atlanta metro area for 10 years now, I really do miss my Chicago food. I have to admit, I rave about Italian Beef, too!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    John E. Apr 29, 2012 08:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As long as I'm at it, there is no pizza more over-rated than New York pizza unless it is Chicago deep-dish pizza ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If I ever make it to Atlanta I will make a stop at The Varsity (which also may be over-rated) and if I get to Macon I'll make a stop at Nu-Way.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cacruden Apr 29, 2012 09:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not sure I have eaten pizza in NY, I did have a craving for a Chicago style pizza last year (first time in 10 years) -- but Chicago style pizza is not that popular outside of Chicago area. I actually prefer a thin crust "italian style" pizza - fairly simple. One of my favourites is made with Cabrese Salami, mushrooms, some cheese (pizza is not cut - because they don't do that at this place because it is not american pizza).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John E. Apr 29, 2012 09:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That pizza looks really good. I hope you are not bothered by my recent posts. While I am a little annoyed by the raving, I am mostly being facetious with my comments here. I have been to Chicago a couple of times but if I ever get there again I will make an attempt to get to Pizzeria Uno. I was in college the last time I was in Chicago and back then the only real destination was the Billy Goat Tavern.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cacruden Apr 29, 2012 09:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It would be hypocritical for me to be annoyed since I often annoy people with my writing style without even knowing it :o Of course I am not from Chicago - so I would not take it personally (lived in Chicago for 6 months, and "out of Chicago" for 3 years)..... Now if you insulted Toronto Hot Dogs, or Toronto pizza - that might be a different story :o Or worse yet, if you insult Thai food - you would be dead to me :o

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jmcarthur8 Apr 30, 2012 12:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, John, don't even bother with the Varsity. Unless you've been born and raised in the Atlanta area, this is the not a good example of yummy hot dogs. The Varsity is all about the nostalgia, not about flavor or taste.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        However, the grilled pimento cheese sandwiches are worth the trip!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John E. Apr 30, 2012 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm not surprised to hear your comments about the Varsity. There are a few places in Minnesota that attract people because of nostalgia rather than good food.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sandylc Apr 30, 2012 04:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi, fellow Minnesotan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John E. Apr 30, 2012 05:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There are a few of us roaming these threads. I'm sure you could come up with a couple of restaurants that qualify to my above posts, but then again the mods probably would frown on a thread going so far astray. (The place I was subtly referring to in the above post specializes in breakfast, particularly big caramel rolls to the travelers on I-35 driving to Duluth).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef May 14, 2012 02:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How about the Lexington in St. Paul? GREAT regional food and all the nostalgia you could ever hope for. My Grandpa's favorite booth was #5 and if he couldn't get it he'd change the reservation to another night. But oh, that chicken pie, that Walleye, the Prime Rib....nothing fancy, but the food has always been delicious, well-prepared and right to the point.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John E. May 14, 2012 10:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Lexington has been sold 3 times in 5 years and I'm told the food is now close to how good it was in the old days. My original reference was about over-rated foods and over-rated restaurants more recently. I would not put The Lexington into that category anymore.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sandylc May 14, 2012 11:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Good to hear.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cstout May 14, 2012 07:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just curious, why was booth #5 so special to him? Was it the waiter/waitress,view or what? Sorry, I get stuck on trivial things sometime.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef May 14, 2012 08:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, goodness, don't be afraid to ask! #5 is sort of "the place everyone wants to be," and my Grandpa was hugely socially concious. He wanted to see who was coming in so that he could get up and schmooze with them at the bar. The rest of the family would wait for him and wait for the food to be served and we could hear his voice, and his laugh, all the way at the table. He was never gone for long; he just loved people. Aw I miss him.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cacruden Apr 29, 2012 07:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They were probably from NY :p

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cacruden Apr 29, 2012 08:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Actually, I was referring to the legend of the origins of the Chicago style dog being a depression era food (which should be appropriate for now), where you could not afford "real meat" so you would get processed hot dog meat and then top it with whatever is available (except ketchup). Nowadays - hot dogs are no longer cheap and the quality of them is likely considerably less. I actually like Chicago style dogs, but then I like all the ingredients individually as well. I find the sport pepper to be a little light in heat though so I might replace it with something with a wee bit more kick or add in sriracha sauce which is available on some carts in Toronto :p.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. kubasd Apr 27, 2012 10:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A tomato sandwich!!!! Toasted martin's potato bread, a thick smear of Hellman's mayo, fresh sliced tomatoes from my aero garden (yayyy!!), sea salt, and pepper. And a steaming cup of coffee using my beans from CR. Best breakfast I've had in a while.... so good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MAH Apr 27, 2012 11:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a leftover chocolate chip oatmeal pancake eaten cold, while driving to work with a cup of coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                inaplasticcup Apr 29, 2012 05:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That sandwich sounds just so simply delicious. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sandylc Apr 27, 2012 06:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Whole wheat (real, 100%) toast with crunchy peanut butter, an apple-pear-mango-chia smoothie, and an onion-mushroom-tomato-spinach omelet, and hot black tea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. gaffk Apr 27, 2012 06:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/2 grapefruit; egg and cheese (white American) on 1/2 croissant. Apple juice, ice water, coke and 2 cups of coffee black. I wake up thirsty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. inaplasticcup Apr 29, 2012 05:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Too early for breakfast yet this morning, but yesterday it was pancakes, maple drizzled snausages and some fruit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Happy Sunday, all! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. smaki Apr 29, 2012 06:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A small six ounce glass of vegetable juice, tall glass of water, cup of hot black tea, vitamin, one aspirin, fried red potato smoked salmon hash, and a home-made breakfast burrito.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salmon hash includes: one medium red potato cut in pieces steamed then browned in bacon grease. Add an equal part of smoked salmon with skin removed cut in chunks. Top with generous portion of flavored sour cream made with fine cut fresh chives more tasty by a few drops of Colgin brand liquid Mesquite smoke. I used Daisy-brand sour cream made only with cultured cream that tastes better compared to most others thickened with corn starch, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Breakfast burrito made of: two 2" round frozen sausage patties heated then cut up (I rotate various sausage, bacon, ham, ... ), one egg fried in bacon grease (yolk broke mixed into whites flipped sliced in strips), with grated sharp cheddar cheese this time, pinch of kosher less salty while big flakes, bit of fresh ground black pepper, and few spoons of home made salsa. Rolled in a Calidad-brand soft flour taco tortilla warmed by pre-heated cast iron until air expands making tortilla bubbles flexible soft not cooked until crispy (crepe texture this way I get a pack of 30 for $3 at Winco or Grocery Outlet).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salsa is: canned whole 28oz tomatoes pulsed in a blender with juice to desired chunkiness, chopped Bermuda red onion, habanero hot chili powder, smoky paprika, fresh lime juice, cumin, fresh cilantro because like, touch of vinegar, a little dash of sugar, enough fine cubes of serrano chilies knife-cut small for desired heat, season to taste. I add another layer of flavor with my own grind of 11 hot peppers some smoked dry. Let sit then taste. Add sweet if too hot. Add hot if too sweet. Often best after resting at least 24 hours to mingle. Is best with no added salt as a general rule as find the vegetables will stay fresher longer so seems to keep better without salt. While does not last long here. Taste and tune as mingles if needed. Great addition on all kinds of mexican food, egg dishes, salads, burgers, dogs, and even soups.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Now making a favorite Mexican meat stew to use up remaining salsa. Slow cooked steamed all day until tender and tasty. For dinner tonight and fast meals this week. Started with several pounds of on sale beef roast trimmed then cut into bite-size pieces. Browned outside in a little bacon grease. Added fine chopped red onion, fresh garlic, local honey, salsa, and one small can chipotle peppers the adobo sauce. Is transforming into bubbly goodness now by a lid-on low simmer. If take lid off would reduce, concentrate, and thicken. If too thick can add a little water to thin. Good alone in a bowl. Very nice over long grain brown rice, noodles, with / on salad, or with potatoes. Thick so more concentrated makes most heavenly beef burritos. Also use other meats like boneless skinless chicken breast, ground beef, and pork loin or even mix meats. Will eat all desire today. Let cool to almost room temp then roll extra stew meat in tortillas then rolled in non-BPA Saran plastic wrap put in non-BPA Ziploc gallon freezer bags. When cook go big to make time later. Frozen burritos with beans or chili also taste great weeks later this way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      About bacon if use. Never heat bacon fat above its 370 degree Fahrenheit. Is bacon fat's smoke point. Where it burns. Staying below that, I cook bacon in the oven set at 330 for 20-35 minutes depending on thickness combined with desired doneness. Drain mine on extra brown paper grocery bags. Can save bacon grease in a pint canning jar in fridge hand washed in hot water with soap between use. I like thick, drained, refrigerated and kept in the fridge to use for the next several days. If crave a BLT sandwich, wrap, or flat bread pizza. Maybe sprinkle a few tasty textured salty bits to top a salad, soup, potato dish, or something. Liquid smoke mentioned above is a great tasting simple to use substitute for bacon flavor in some soups, sauces, dips, and dressings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enjoy your day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. jmcarthur8 Apr 29, 2012 10:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday breakfast: a 3 egg (from the farmer's market) omelet with mushrooms, red pepper, white american cheese and shredded colby. Sourdough (from the farmer's market) toast. Turkey bacon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Homemade pear jam. OJ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Then four hours in the garden finishing up building the last raised bed and planting it full of tomato plants for canning later in the summer. Hopefully I burned off all those breakfast calories!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The nice thing about sending hubby to the Saturday morning farmer's market is that he just gets whatever looks good and doesn't worry about the cost. I am not a good impulse shopper, so he gets better goodies than I do!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miri1 Apr 29, 2012 11:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have a huge box of Bisquick that I'm trying to use up so I had 2 pancakes with a little maple syrup. Inwasntvfeeling well Frday night r yesterday so two were enough. And they just hit the spot. Oh, and several cups of diet Pepsi on ice!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MonMauler Apr 29, 2012 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This Sunday, around noon, while laying around, watching movies, still in my robe, I decided to go with a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I toasted a sandwich bun, fried up some thick slices of bacon, fried the egg over easy in the bacon fat. Put it all between the toasted bun with a slice of provolone, a couple shakes of Franks, and it was a delicious meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love egg sandwiches.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            amazinc Apr 29, 2012 12:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A recent visit to my Dr. scared the BeJesus out of me, so I'm now into a "health" breakfast that is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            so boring I could cry. 6 oz. Almond milk; 2 oz Fage 2% yoghurt; 1 1/2 c some kind of berry (lately has been strawberries that I picked) ; and 1/4 C. protein powder all powered in a blender to make (I hate this word) a "Smoothie". Ick and sob. I WANT a "mexican breakfast of Migas, peppers, bacon, hash browns; a flour tortilla the size of a semi's hubcap, 11 cups of strong coffee with splenda and crema and a soft-serve ice cream. Please, someone, come to my aid.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. iluvcookies Apr 29, 2012 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Today DH and I went to Chinatown, so breakfast was roast pork over rice and a coconut bun (gai may bao). Topped off with "bakery coffee".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MrsBridges Apr 29, 2012 04:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chobani plain yogurt with Cascadia Farms Oats and Honey granola and sweetened with a big of wildflower honey. After church we went to a French bakery (Josef's in St. Clair Shores, MI) and I had a cheese Danish.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  michelley Apr 29, 2012 06:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Haven't read the thread yet, but we had pho.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. mattstolz Apr 29, 2012 06:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    general tsos, chicken and artichoke flatbread, and a turkey reuben. plus a mini cupcake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    was a food festival in our town today... so a small tapas sampler from several places replaced a real breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. huiray Apr 29, 2012 07:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Smoked kielbasa simmered w/ sauerkraut (both from my German butcher) and potatoes, with a couple of bay leaves, sprinkling of sea salt and a decent splash of fermented rice wine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lunchslut Apr 29, 2012 07:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TwoScottish oatcakes with butter and raspberry jam and a large mug of coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cacruden Apr 29, 2012 08:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Today, I ate a very popular dish here (Neua = Beef; Gai = Chicken; Mu - Pork; Gung = Shrimp):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pat Grapow Neua Sai Kai Daow (Stir Fried Beef and Holy Basil [with chilies]) [Pat = Stir-Fried, Grapow = Holy Basil)..... it is a very simple dish but one I very much like. Most Thais will order "Sai Kai Daow" which means with a fried egg.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            inaplasticcup May 3, 2012 07:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Really enjoying the lessons in Thai. Keep 'em coming! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              linguafood May 4, 2012 10:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That looks absolutely fantastic. I'd like to live where you do!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                scubadoo97 May 4, 2012 11:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yeah, I feel the same way from a culinary point of view. I'm too much a Fla boy but it is a culinary waste land at times.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. RealMenJulienne Apr 29, 2012 09:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wanted to make a SPAM sandwich, but was foiled by lack of both bread and SPAM. Had to settle for Korean knock-off SPAM, fried up with some yellow mustard and eaten with knife and fork.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                inaplasticcup May 4, 2012 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What is this Korean knock off SPAM of which you speak, RMJ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RealMenJulienne May 12, 2012 10:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sorry, the label only has Korean writing on it so I don't know what it is. Compared to SPAM it's half the size and twice as salty.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cacruden Apr 29, 2012 09:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A little surprised that I see no fried bologna breakfasts on here :p I guess not a single Newfie on chowhound :o

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  huiray Apr 30, 2012 05:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The last time I used the term "Newfie" on a forum, years ago, the resident "expert" on that forum who happened to be from (and living in) St John's, NL, got VERY VERY upset and raked me over the coals, upbraiding me for casting such evil slurs upon folks by calling them dogs. Whoa. Touchy he was. I guess you must have privileges so that you can use that term? :-P :-D Or CH is not so "sensitive" which is all to the good. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cacruden Apr 30, 2012 05:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have proud newfie family members ;o Never heard of it being a slur, but maybe mainlander influence has created a mutant form of newfoundlander that is gone over the deep end of being all "PC" where it is not considered inclusive enough since you cannot become one by moving there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. RUK Apr 30, 2012 05:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  100% whole grain 5 Grain Cereal, added Cranberries and Milk. Nuked 3 minutes! That should keep me going to noon time! :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    barb2007 Apr 30, 2012 06:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chocolate Royale Slim-Fast shake, black coffee

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sandylc Apr 30, 2012 04:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Poached egg, whole wheat English muffin, avocado, cheese, tomato. Hot black tea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. John E. Apr 30, 2012 05:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Today I had a muffin and a banana. I usually have some combination of a banana, yogurt, and a muffin, meaning I eat two out of the three depending on the ripeness of the bananas on hand, the variety of muffins on hand, and the flavor of yogurt on hand. It really sounds more complicated than it is. I can almost always make these decisions in under ten minutes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miri1 May 1, 2012 08:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A handful if dry Kix cereal and a cup of diet coke over ice. Waited till lunch and had half a tuna melt with more diet coke over ice. And a sliver of marble cake.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            inaplasticcup May 4, 2012 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I totally believe that's, like, a 2 second decision that takes way longer to type than it does to make. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cacruden May 1, 2012 09:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ginger Chicken

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beach Chick May 3, 2012 08:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am totally digging how you roll...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                inaplasticcup May 4, 2012 09:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I know, right? That sounds sooo good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. huiray May 2, 2012 09:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leftover rice cooked/boiled w/ cardamom pods, dried basil, whole (shelled) raw pistachio nuts, whole black peppercorns, bay leaves, sea salt, olive oil...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with freshly scrambled eggs a la huiray (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5799...).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plus leftover chicken thighs (chopped up) and chiffonaded cabbage soup (w/ smashed fresh garlic too), fresh cabbage added and simmered...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MonMauler May 2, 2012 10:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I usually only do either breakfast or lunch, not both. Today, it was breakfast: a corned beef sandwich on rye with some spicy brown mustard.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It was supposed to be lunch yesterday, but I forgot it. Since I also skipped dinner yesterday, I absolutely needed breakfast. Just pulled it out of the fridge, and ... divine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AnneMarieDear May 2, 2012 10:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Leftover tuna and noodle casserole. You asked. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. inaplasticcup May 3, 2012 07:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A redux of last night's Red Wine & Balsamic Braised Short Ribs W. Polenta dinner care of The Man, minus the short ribs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A sunny side up egg served over some the the leftover polenta, revived with a little milk and a few minutes on the stove, as well as the rich braising liquid, also warmed up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Topped with some fresh thyme and grated parmesan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Happy Thursday, all. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beach Chick May 3, 2012 08:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh my...saliva increased 100X with those pics..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gilintx May 3, 2012 08:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Anson Mills oatmeal with milk and sugar. Wheat toast with raspberry preserves. Whole foods coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. inaplasticcup May 4, 2012 09:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Blueberry Yogurt "Buttermilk" Pancakes so named because I use yogurt, a staple in my fridge, to tenderize the batter in lieu of buttermilk, which is not a staple in my fridge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I hope y'all are having a lovely Friday so far. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miri1 May 4, 2012 11:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Two mini chocolate chip cookies, a couple of Entenmanns devils food popems, and a bug cup of Diet Vernor's ginger soda over ice. I promised myself that I would do better tomorrow! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Caroline1 May 9, 2012 06:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've recently added powdered buttermilk to my pantry. Love it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. huiray May 9, 2012 07:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Leftover home-made Hot & Sour Soup.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Leftover chicken thigh meat (deboned, sliced-up) stir-fried in rendered chicken fat and chopped Chinese celery; with boiled Basmati rice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (and fried chicken skin - from the thighs - fried separately in the chicken fat; chomped on delightedly)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. JenJeninCT May 9, 2012 08:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The other half of the red pepper jelly, cheddar and granny smith apple panino I had for lunch yesterday- yummy and a nice a change from my Oikos key lime greek yogurt and Back to Nature oat graham cracker rut

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. scubadoo97 May 9, 2012 08:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                an old childhood favorite. Pita bread with munster cheese toasted in the toaster oven until the cheese melts and the bread is crackly

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  inaplasticcup May 10, 2012 03:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Simple and delicious, scuba! I like using pita as a quick pizza crust, too. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jujuthomas May 9, 2012 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  coffee and a baked oatmeal square containing peaches, bananas and raspberries, with just a little maple syrup on top. tasty and quick.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have some little flatbreads, this weekend I'm going to make breakfast pizzas.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cstout May 9, 2012 06:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Did you make the flatbreads? What is going to be on your breakfast pizza?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jujuthomas May 10, 2012 06:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the flatbreads are by La Tortilla factory - low fat, high fiber (2 points if you're on weight watchers, which I am). I haven't tried these before, I think they're new.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm still debating about the ingredients for my pizza, I found a new soy cheese this week, so that will definately be on there. I'm partial to scrambled eggs and sausage on my breakfast pizza... or bacon. very tempted by someones pizza upthread where they cracked the eggs right on top. I've never tried that. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. kaleokahu May 9, 2012 12:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Curried chicken portobello mushroom hash with baby peas under two poached eggs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Caroline1 May 9, 2012 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      From scratch buttermilk drop biscuits with unsalted butter, strawberry jam and a steaming mug of espresso! I ate 'em all. I have no shame .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inaplasticcup May 10, 2012 03:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That sounds like a perfect breakfast. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jujuthomas May 10, 2012 06:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sounds delightful. I love strawberry jam on hot biscuits!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. scubadoo97 May 10, 2012 06:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          this morning we had an omelet with sliced and browned baby crimini mushrooms and left over roasted brussels sprouts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. huiray May 11, 2012 07:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yong Tau Foo, poached in chicken broth.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chinese Okra & Shanghai Choy Sum in the broth after poaching the YTF.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kokita Sambal Bangkok.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              circustance May 11, 2012 09:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1/3 of a warmed Costco rotisserie chicken

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cstout May 11, 2012 10:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Big salad, with Romaine lettuce, mushrooms, anchovy paste, tomatoes & Newman's Own creamy Ceasar dressing & 2 cups of coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. gaffk May 11, 2012 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fried egg and white American on a fresh croissant. Bowl of mixed fruit (pineapple, canteloupe, grapes . . . yes I pay extra for others to prep my fruit . . . . hang my head in shame :(

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. EWSflash May 11, 2012 08:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    i RELENTED AND HAD A DAMN BISCUIT AND GRAVY (sorry about the caps lock). And a sausage that I dragged through the gravy. It was so good- hadn't had that in the better part of a year.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jmcarthur8 May 12, 2012 11:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I also had a Damn Biscuit. With sausage and tomato gravy, cheese eggs and some banana/strawberry mix, while working at our Master Gardener annual plant sale this morning. Then had a sausage-cheese egg biscuit for lunch that they had made up with the leftovers from breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One of our MGs makes the absolute best tomato gravy and his scrambled eggs/ cheese eggs are the most delicious and the most perfect texture of any I have ever eaten. I told his wife I'd marry him for his eggs, that's how good they are.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Some things you just don't make at home when you know someone who does it perfectly. He did tell me that the tomato gravy is canned tomatoes added to his regular (homemade) sausage gravy. When he was telling me how to make it, I told him no, I only want to eat his, I don't want to make my own because it would never be as good.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One great thing about gardeners is that so many of them are also talented cooks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cstout May 15, 2012 06:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sausage & tomato gravy, now you go right back to back to that man & tell him you have reconsidered & you can not possibly live without that tomato gravy reciipe any longer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have been searching for years for that elusive lavor in tomato gravy & whenever I hear someone speaking about it, I go crazy. Please, please get the recipe!!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          jmcarthur8 May 15, 2012 06:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Hanging head in shame) Yes, ma'am.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I will report back when I have the recipe!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. huiray May 12, 2012 05:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fried rice with sliced [but unsmashed] garlic, sliced chicken [premarinated in sesame oil & light soy sauce], celery [destringed & cut on the bias] and Thai basil [loads; trimmed, tender stems included].

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sandylc May 12, 2012 10:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That sounds yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. biondanonima May 12, 2012 12:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A fat pile of lox on a slice of deutsches Vollkornbrot with herbed cream cheese, mustard and capers, plus a bowl of blueberries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. linguafood May 12, 2012 12:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2.5 strips of Kunzler's thick-sliced bacon & two fried eggs. Salty grease is the way to go @casa lingua.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            magiesmom May 12, 2012 04:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oatmeal pancakes with yogurt and mango/rhubarb sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pie22 May 13, 2012 11:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              what exactly is an oatmeal pancake? do you add oats to batter or are they the base?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. huiray May 13, 2012 07:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pork hock - stewed/braised w/ bamboo shoots, very generous amount of sliced fresh ginger, star anise, preserved wet bean curd in rice wine (fu yee), a few bay leaves, sea salt, soy sauce, rice vinegar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Served over boiled/steamed white rice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. scubadoo97 May 13, 2012 09:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For Mother's day brunch I made my wife a mushroom and corn frittata, scented with thyme and flavored with Gruyere and Jarlsberg cheese. A side of fresh sliced tomatoes and lightly cooked snowpeas

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  linguafood May 13, 2012 10:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wow! Lucky wife, scuba :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  calmossimo May 14, 2012 12:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Today, leftover chocolate chip banana bread and English breakfast tea. Twas a lazy Sunday morning and unfortunately was not able to visit my mama, as she lives a 5-hour drive away and I had to work this weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For tomorrow -- I do have some Liberte yogurt in the fridge that needs eating, although I'm not usually a weekday breakfast person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. mamachef May 14, 2012 02:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Due to an attack of insomnia, I'm eating First Breakfast of the day, consisting of some warm milk with honey and a wheat tortilla with sharp cheddar. When I hopefully sleep that off, I have plans w/ a girlfriend to go get green chile and pepper Jack omelettes w/ a side of Chorizo. Add a big fresh OJ for me and probably some coffee, and that should definitely do till dinner.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cstout May 14, 2012 07:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mamachef, glad I saw you here. Wanted to thank you for telling me how to bake a potato- rub all over with olive oil & then rub sea salt on & bake in oven. I had one cold one left over, sliced it very thin, browned it in a hot skillet with a little olive oil & then added soft scrambled eggs & chopped green onion for breakfast. Oh yes, I left the skin on, most delicious. Did not know baking this way would make such a difference in taste, but it sure does.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I think someone else mentioned this to me also & I thank both of you!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef May 14, 2012 09:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You're more than welcome, c. You know that's how we do it here. :: )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Breakfast sounds great. Another goodie is to make 4 large ones extra, and the next morning dice them into 1" cubes., put in large bowl, and toss with diced red onions, crumbled feta, halved cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives. Salt and pepper to taste, and dress with good olive oil and the vinegar of your choice. -- if you like oregano, toss in a T. or so of fresh minced.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It's the skins left on that makes this salad, but do be really careful about adding, because the Feta is salty too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sandylc May 14, 2012 09:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This is a GREAT thread!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. jadec May 15, 2012 03:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Coffee, toast with Nutella, Morningstar sausage patty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. scubadoo97 May 15, 2012 05:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          along with daily French pressed coffee, I had a broken fried egg rolled into a cone on a half of a flour tortilla with lettuce, tomato and avocado.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. huiray May 15, 2012 05:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nong Shim Spicy Shrimp Bowl Noodle Soup. Trying this version for the first time, it wasn't very good to me. I won't be buying this one again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef May 15, 2012 07:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh, I've tried those, Huiray. The spicy chicken isn't bad, but then again it's not good. (Perhaps I need to raise the bar - things in my life tend to follow that pattern... : )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anyhoo, speaking of the noodles, texturally they're not bad at all. It's my go-to if I have absolutely no other alternative - like, my car's blocked by 2 garbage trucks at the 7-11 and I have only 20 minutes for lunch. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                huiray May 15, 2012 08:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heh. I hear ya.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As far as those various Nong Shim Bowls go, I actually kind-of like the classic kimchi version - but boy, what a salt bomb it is if one uses the whole seasoning packet. (But it's baaad salty tasty when one is in the mood!!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  inaplasticcup May 15, 2012 09:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I like the kimchi bowl, too. But I don't add the whole packet. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  huiray May 18, 2012 08:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I tried the spicy chicken bowl today for b'fast. Not bad. Better than the spicy shrimp.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. rockandroller1 May 15, 2012 06:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Today I had 3 mini-muffins I baked last night (ok, from a mix, but it was Hodgson Mills' organic!), they were blueberry with flaxseed. They were *just* this side of being edible and not like eating sawdust. I made them for my toddler's lunches but I'm not sure he's going to want them unless I cut them in half and slather them with butter and jam. Hmm, now there's an idea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cstout May 15, 2012 06:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hodgson Mills - been eyeing those for quite some time, along with some other healthy mixes & you just pushed me back off the fence. I have never had luck with any of the boxed mixes, but the buzz word is "organic" & I think, "well maybe this time it will taste good." Hate to say it, but you saved me a few bucks, so sorry you were the guinea pig in this.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maybe you could find a mix of some sort on or ask a fellow chowhound to contribute theirs & then you could have something good to mix up quickly for you & the little one. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jimmy_Ike May 15, 2012 06:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cornflakes, cold skimmed milk, glass apple & ginger juice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. mamachef May 15, 2012 06:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Right this second I'm working my way through a cup of Major Dickason's blend coffee with heavy cream and sugar. I'm also enjoying a nice, tasteful cigarette and waiting for some Tylenol to work. When it does work, I plan on eating some nice crispy corned beef hash, two poached eggs, and a buttered English muffin. I think it will be grapefruit juice this morning, or maybe pineapple-orange. And of course more coffee. There must always be more coffee, and more after that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray May 15, 2012 08:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Really late night? ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        goodhealthgourmet May 19, 2012 08:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        i'll try to ignore the part about the cigarette (ahem). if you think Major Dickason is good, you should try their Aged Sumatra - it'll blow your mind.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef May 19, 2012 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          <Cringe> Dammit!! Soooo BUSTED!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have had that blend - so deep and yummy. The Major's my go-to, AP coffee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Still cringing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jujuthomas May 23, 2012 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We've really been enjoying their 2012 Anniversary blend while its available. Dh's fave is Maj Dickason tho. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EM23 May 20, 2012 10:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I vicariously enjoyed that nice, tasteful puff with you Mama. I do so miss that coffee/cigarette thing in the morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. alkapal May 15, 2012 06:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          today, i had leftover black eyed peas with some organic yellow corn tortilla chips from trader joe's (which are actually growing on me, because they are not as salty as one expects), followed with a chaser of ferrara pan original boston baked beans candy. <ha, as i was shaking the box, my cat thought it was her food, then was very disappointed.>.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i think i have to atone for all this by eating a greek salad for lunch. maybe with some gyro meat (thanks to a recent post from davwud).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. inaplasticcup May 15, 2012 09:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Leftover angel hair with chicken ragu from the weekend...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Happy Tuesday, all. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Miri1 May 15, 2012 05:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I spent the last week in Brooklyn (I live in Los Angeles) and had a veggie and cheese omelet with hash browns and diet coe every morning at a little hole in the wall diner that hasn't changed it's decor or menu since I was first there in 1987 when I was very young. It's always crowded and the food fresh. I sure miss NY!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef May 15, 2012 08:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Love that, Miri1!! "hasn't changed its' decor or menu..." - my kinda place.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. mamachef May 18, 2012 07:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Being left with several cups of Jasmine rice from last night, and not being of a mind that allows me to comfortably waste even the most basic of foodstuffs (to do that I have to purposely shove it to the back of the fridge to grow....stuffff on it...), I sauteed two strips bacon with some garlic and onion and then scrambled it with two eggs and mixed it all into the rice that I'd given a brief turn in the skillet with a tot of sesame oil. Insta-fried rice. Not as vegetal-full as a planned recipe, but with my omnipresent Pepsi over crushed, a very very fine substitute.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Now, onto my incredibly horrible "Pepsi in the morning" habit, greatly frowned upon by everyone in my life......

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                gaffk May 18, 2012 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not by me . . . I too start my day with Pepsi, followed by coffee. Need to have both cold and hot caffeine in the morning.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef May 18, 2012 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kindred spirits. No secret there. : ) I do coffee very early on - like, within 5 minutes of waking up and finding the kitchen again - have to feed the cats first, of course - but oh, that first hot slug of creamy sweet extremely strong caffeinated goodness....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anyway, my point was that I have to have the coffee first, so I can get on with the heavy-duty shit, like powering up the 'puter and washing my face. And then, like an hour later, I'm primed for the bubbly, jaw clenching deliciousness, that icy-cold cola goodness.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yay us. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gaffk May 18, 2012 04:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm a bad person . . . my cats don't get their food until I'm fully caffeinated ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sandylc May 18, 2012 04:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My husband and I are much worse....we like to say, "Who in the world would FEED a CAT?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -the dog people

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gaffk May 18, 2012 05:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wow, you ARE mean ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sandylc May 18, 2012 05:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ...and proud of it! :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef May 18, 2012 05:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Me.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -The Cat Lady- : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sandylc May 18, 2012 05:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, so YOU"RE the one who's doing it!!! :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              huiray May 18, 2012 05:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HEY, I feed my cat before I feed myself. :-D

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dratlover Jun 22, 2012 03:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yup, you gotta feed them to shut them up.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef May 18, 2012 07:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There's actually a reason. I'm the proud owner of The Amazing MomKat, who developed a habit of noodging her way into my bedroom at 5 a.m. on a daily basis, and jumping on my head. It was really messing with me, and she could get in no matter what I used to wedge the door shut. I finally installed a fisheye lock - I'm being serious here -and now she lies outside the bedroom door in silent wait. As soon as I get up, she's winding around my ankles and purring and "escorting" me to the kitchen - and I feed her first to get her the hell off my freakin' back so I can get mine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cstout May 18, 2012 10:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fully caffeinated...absolute first step to accomplish in the morning....have been known to just put the un opened can of food in the bowl, put oatmeal in the drip coffee pot & sit there in a stupor. Learned since then to NOT tackle anything except putting the coffee on...anything else attempted would only result in a disaster.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              gaffk May 19, 2012 05:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes, I have my cold caffeine while my hot caffeine brews. After both forms have been consumed then, and only then, does the day begin.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        huiray May 18, 2012 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That fried rice sounds just fine by me. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef May 18, 2012 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It totally hit the spot, huiray. I think impromptu meals like that are the main reason I keep eggs and bacon around at ALL times.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Miri1 May 18, 2012 11:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mama chef, I don't think they've changed the prices, either! :). Certainly cot complaining!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This morning I had cookies. I was baking for my friend's engagement party which was cancelled, as was her engagement. Thank G-d! Most stuff is in the freezer for another time but last night I made these pumpkin oatmeal cookies...which were breakfast today. With diet root beer straight out of the 0 oz bottle. Too damn lazy to bother with a glass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, and a handful of Pringes. Because they were there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef May 18, 2012 11:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love this thread. I truly enjoy people honestly reporting how they start their day. We are so similar and dissimilar, but we do seem to find the commonalities. Oh Happy Day. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                linguafood May 21, 2012 08:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yeah, the honesty on these threads sure is refreshing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hhicks May 18, 2012 12:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I had plain greek yogurt, granola, and an apple.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fruit--canteloupe, pineapple and honeydew chunks with grapes (yes, yesterday I did pay the premium for the store-chopped fresh fruit mix). Fried egg, crispy bacon and sharp provolone wrap. Pepsi, black coffee, ice water.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The cats having been duly fed, I am presently working on "firstmeal," the coffee portion of the morning. Today, it's extra-strong Bustelo Cafe, made half-and-half with steamed whole milk. This lovely concoction is goin' down the hatch with half a bran muffin from a gargantuan batch of batter that I turned out and which reportedly will just hang out sulking in the fridge until I can get it fully used up. We'll see. I'm a little sick of these things already and may have to make a batch for neighbor gifts, and then they can be the ones who are sick of them. ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PHREDDY May 19, 2012 05:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday morning....Coffee with Mrs. Phreddy, then scrambled with swiss & bacon...picked up fresh baguette and two croisants...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. mamachef May 19, 2012 08:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On to Real Breakfast, which today consisisted of a Pepsi, naturally, accompanied by a spinach and feta omelet, side of merguez sausage, sliced tomatoes, and levain with unsalted butter and apricot preserves. I think I better take a walk around the neighborhood and work some of this off, plus and which there are a buttload of garage sales, and I'm just freaky about loving other people's junk. Ah, a good morning plan. I hope everyone here has a great, safe weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. goodhealthgourmet May 19, 2012 08:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Peet's aged sumatra with heavy cream, full-fat Greek yogurt with organic blueberries, and a few macadamia nuts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef May 19, 2012 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Snicker.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    goodhealthgourmet May 19, 2012 06:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    feelin' primal, mama! ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The remainder of the mixed fresh fruit from yesterday. a pumpernickel bagel with nova salmon and fresh dill from the garden. Coffee, Pepsi, ice water. And to make Mamachef not cringe, a Marlboro Light (I don't usually include that fact as it's not really food; but it does complete the meal).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Opened the sliding door to let the cats out on the screened in porch and then forgot to feed them. They starved until noon (but were so happy outside watching the squirrels and birds, they didn't seem to mind).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sandylc May 19, 2012 06:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have noticed Pepsi being mentioned somewhat frequently here as breakfast food. Is this common? Is it regional?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gaffk May 20, 2012 04:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't think it's regional, as I know some of the posters who mention it are left coast and I am right coast. I wouldn't even say generational as I have friends whose parents (70s-80s) include it. I don't even think it's genetic as my sisters are morning tea drinkers, my parents were morning OJ/coffee people. I suspect it's a matter of non-morning people who need lots of caffeine and sugar to get started, but dislike the taste of coffee with sugar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jackie007 May 19, 2012 10:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Green chile pork burrito at Roberto's.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Iced coffee, croissant with membrillo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. scubadoo97 May 20, 2012 07:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A smoothie morning or cleaning out the fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mango, banana, cantaloupe, avocado and blueberries.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miri1 May 20, 2012 09:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ravenous this morning. Started with det ginger ake over ice. Then pineapple chunks and sliced oranges and grapefruit with large curd cottage cheese. And a Chobani peach yogurt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I also put some cheese on leftover challah and baked it the oven. Forgot about it so it got a little extra toasty. But damn, it was good!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Plus more ginger ale over ice. And I ate the ice, too! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks for starting this thread Miri1. It has become my new favorite - there is something fascinating about how people start their day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Any chance that it can be a series like they do on the HC board w/ the “What’s for Dinner” threads? They start a new thread after 300 posts, I think

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Anywho, for breakfast today I had coffee w/1/2&1/2, about 3/4 of a Fage 2% plain yogurt (the dog gets the other 1/4 with his kibble); a cup of Trader Joes fiber cereal and a banana.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yesterday was steamed broccoli sautéed in a bit of butter with garlic and a piece of grilled chicken.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And about 6 cups of water – every morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. mamachef May 20, 2012 02:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Huuuuuuge homemade brunch today because I was just starving. Sourdough French toast, butter and maple syrup, 4 bacon strips done nice and crispy, hashbrowns (Shredded. They must always be shredded) that came out nice and crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and two poached eggs on top of the potatoes. Mixed blood oj and pineapple juice, and strong Cafe Bustelo with steamed milk - nothing better. Great start to a great day. At least, once I could move it was. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              huiray May 20, 2012 02:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Y'know, I haven't had one of these in a long while. Bacon & eggs & other fixings, that is. Sausages too, maybe. Yum, burp. I tend to skip the bread/toast (not much of a bread eater) but might go for fresh baguette pieces. Pan-fried tomato halves, sautéed mushrooms, pan-fried potatoes; plus some sort of other veggie - sautéed zucchini or asparagus, e.g. (I'll skip the haddock or kippers and black pudding. :-) )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef May 20, 2012 03:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ooooooh ooh ooh - a fry-up!! My alltime favorite brekkie, and yes I like mine with baked beans, too. Tell you what. We'll both skip the fishies, and I can have your black pudding and you can have my orange garnish, how's that? :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  huiray May 20, 2012 03:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Deal!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. John E. May 20, 2012 03:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Because we have been making ice cream during the last week we had about ten egg whites in the refrigerator. Since I'm not a big baker and angel food cake isn't a favorite either, I added three whole eggs and made a big mess 'o lightly scrambled eggs. We also had sausage patties. Someone forgot to get bread out of the freezer so we didn't even have toast. We did however have watermelon and strawberries. (Never again am I going to buy a watermelon in May. It just wasn't the same ripeness or 'watermeloniness' as an August or September watermelon).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef May 20, 2012 03:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                <Watermeloniness!> Awesome!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pepsi, coffee, ice water, canteloupe and a slice of marble cake my sister had left at my house the other day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  huiray May 20, 2012 04:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Uhh...care to explicate the sequence/method of "Pepsi, coffee, ice water" ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    goodhealthgourmet May 20, 2012 04:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8450...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (i took specific notice of the post because my Mom does that, and i was surprised to see that some of my fellow Hounds do as well.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray May 20, 2012 05:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh. So...when does the ice-water part kick in? With the actual food + additional/remaining coffee; or with coffee all drunk up before the food is attacked whence ice-water is drunk?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gaffk May 21, 2012 11:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The ice water kicks in after the soda, alongside the coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          huiray May 21, 2012 12:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fascinating!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gaffk May 21, 2012 05:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            That's funny as I find your breakfasts fascinating while mine are merely pedestrian.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John E. May 20, 2012 06:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It reads a little bit like a reaction to a possible hangover. ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        gaffk May 21, 2012 11:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That morning it may have been; but it's actually my daily routine . . . and no, hangovers are not my daily routine ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. arktos May 20, 2012 05:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pinto beans yesterday, refried beans today. And refried beans tommorrow. Never get tired of them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. huiray May 21, 2012 05:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Babi pongteh on boiled white rice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chopped Swiss chard in chicken broth.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef May 21, 2012 06:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What is the first one, please? I can figure out the second. ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          huiray May 21, 2012 07:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Babi pongteh" is a classic Nyonya (Peranakan) dish consisting of pork belly pieces braised with salted slightly fermented soy bean (*not* black bean) paste, shallots (not ordinary onions), garlic, thick/black soy sauce and a bit of sugar. There are several (but simple) steps in the prep; they are not simply chucked together.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Do a Google search for the terms "babi pongteh"; and also "nyonya" or "peranakan" – the answers (and recipes) that pop up will illustrate this more.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef May 21, 2012 08:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OMG that sounds just outstanding. I love the way you eat. I recall seeing an article on Nyonya (they spelled it Nonya) cuisine a few years back, in Gourmet, and it was for a pork belly dish too, I do believe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Had to laugh at the Google comment - and I do know that it wasn't a barb. It occurred to me after I asked you that I could have Googled it, but you see, it's ever so early and I'm ever so old, and it's Monday and shit, and words like "Google" make no sense to me until I'm fully on top of the day. So, I figured that having asked I'd just put you to the trouble of answering me. I'll return the favor some day. : ) Have the BEST day. Be safe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              huiray May 21, 2012 08:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please be assured you inferred correctly that when I mentioned doing a Google search it was a simple suggestion and wasn't a barb at all. Peace.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hmm, interesting - about Gourmet doing that piece on Nyonya food. (The correct term is indeed the one with two "y"s in it) I wonder if that dish was this one or another similar classic one, like "Babi Chin", which has aromatic spices in it (cloves, cinnamon, and particularly coriander) whereas "Babi Pongteh" does not.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Heh, many mornings I drag until lunchtime...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks for the kind words. I think you eat well yourself too! Of course, there are days for everyone, you and i included, when one just chucks something utterly nondescript together (or not eat at all), I would think! :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        leftover beef fajitas.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef May 21, 2012 06:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nummmy. Sounds like a very decent brekkie to me. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Huevos Rancheros today, courtesy of the salsa I made quarts of this weekend. Crispy corn tortilla, homemade refried beans, fried egg over medium, Cotija cheese and salsa. Sided by steamin hot coffee, Pepsi over crushed, and a delicious, life-affirming cigarette. Ahhhhh......(please, don't tell goodhealthgourmet.... : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            alkapal May 21, 2012 10:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pepsi over crushed is the way to go.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef May 21, 2012 10:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Totally. The day couldn't start without it. I might run out of coffee (rarely) but Pepsi? No. There's always at least a can, which is enough to guarantee a store run if needs be. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                alkapal May 21, 2012 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                please check out the "leftover lobster" thread….there is a message for you (if you are interested in cheffing in san fran).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              goodhealthgourmet May 21, 2012 10:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              you have 42 days left to indulge that nasty habit. if you're still puffing away when i get back to CA, i'm coming over and flushing your stash.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef May 21, 2012 10:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It would be nice if, just for today, you could stop making me spit out my soda. Just for today. ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet May 21, 2012 10:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  unintentionally reducing your Pepsi intake is just an unexpected bonus.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef May 21, 2012 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Noodge-pants. Ugh, I'm going to be healthy. I suppose my delicious coffee and high-fat breakfasts are a thing of the past too? I need my bacon and ham and sausage and eggs and hashbrowns and French toast and and and!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      goodhealthgourmet May 21, 2012 11:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      you know i'm all about Paleo - coffee? great. preferably with full-fat cream. high-fat animal foods? great. French toast & hash browns? notsomuch...though if you were to choose one, it should be the hash browns.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      just ditch the cigs and the soda and i'll leave you alone ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. JerryMe May 21, 2012 08:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fried egg sandwich. Hit the spot as I haven't had one in ages.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A soft-boiled egg and a slice of toast with cream cheese and trout caviar w/a spritz of lemon. Damn, do I love me some trout caviar toast in the morning. So, so good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I would've had a glass of milk, too, but it was spoiled. Things in Germany spoil about 10x faster than in the US, tho I take that to be a good thing, probably :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. ChristinaMason May 21, 2012 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 eggs scrambled with a few Tbsp. of half-and-half, salt, and course ground pepper and cooked until just set. Served with some leftover garlic asparagus, which I seared in the same pan (first) to reheat. Yum.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A nice thich slice of Pane di Como, toasted, with Smucker's natural crunchy PB and a V-8, because I really wanted tomato on the toast with the PB but dinnae have any to hand.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sandylc May 21, 2012 10:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      buttertart, I have the sponge going for the Pane di Como on your rec!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        buttertart May 21, 2012 10:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cool, I love that bread. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pepsi, coffee and ice water. Then the worker I was waiting for called and said he couldn't make it (no suprise, it's raining and he's a landscaper). At that point I didn't feel like cooking, so I went to the local diner and had fried egg, cheese and bacon on a bagel with, of course, coffee and ice water.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef May 21, 2012 04:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good plan of attack for a disappointing rainy day. Sounds perfect. )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          gaffk May 21, 2012 05:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes, nothing like a rainy Monday morning in the diner; it reminded me of your sad cafe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        littleflower May 21, 2012 07:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cooked up two strips of bacon then fried two egg whites in some of the leftover bacon grease, put eggs and bacon on a buttered toasted TJ's British (English) Muffin and a slice of roasted roma tomato on top. I also buttered the top of the english muffin and sprinkled the egg sandwich with a bit of sea salt. Hot tea with local honey and a bowl of farmer's market strawberries on the side.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am enjoying the very rambunctious kittehs, who have apparently taken up a new form of play and exercise: flying at night. All of them. Magical things happen in this household when nobody's awake. Magical things like mirrors coming off the walls and books being tumbled from the shelves. In fact so magical that once again I was tumbled out of bed at 4 a.m. Good thing I go to bed pretty early.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So anyway, it's firstmeal time. I'm doing the Major Dickason's Blend: good strong coffee from Peets, with heavy cream and brown sugar, and half a blueberry muffin. Pepsi and normal savory bkf. description to follow, since I really have no idea what it's going to be. I just felt like weighing in. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gaffk May 22, 2012 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It's amazing what kits can accomplish overnight.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mer_Made May 22, 2012 05:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Banana bread with a thin smear of goat cheese and sliced strawberries on top and, because I keep forgetting to buy milk, black coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks to all the morning pepsi drinkers on this thread, I am really craving a soda now. Appreciate that. Really, I do.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef May 22, 2012 05:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LOL. You're welcome. You know, the only way to get over the shame of such a bad habit is to lure another healthy person into the morning Pepsi drinkers' clutches.....which makes it okay, because if such a healthy person is doing it, it can't be THAT bad. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cstout May 22, 2012 05:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Love the way your mind works on these things...sounds like another Martha Stewart to me, "How bad is that?"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef May 22, 2012 06:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Right? "It's a bad thing."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cacruden May 22, 2012 05:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I would NEVER drink a pepsi in the morning.... maybe a little coke.... but NEVER pepsi.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef May 22, 2012 06:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, you Coke drinkers. I will never understand it. Unless that Coca-Cola happens to be the Mexican kind, in which case, I'll switch teams. But only 'til it's gone. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cacruden May 22, 2012 06:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      So are you a pepsi? (slang from Quebecois - french speaking). I would say not, since cola for breakfast is an American thing, and being a self respecting Canadian I should have never admitted it....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sandylc May 22, 2012 10:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "cola for breakfast is an American thing"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I haven't consumed a soft drink since about 1981! I don't think I have any friends who breakfast on it, either....except for you guys, I guess!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cstout May 22, 2012 11:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Coke or Pepsi....it's all how your Mama raised you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mer_Made May 22, 2012 06:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Since this is the internet, you can't see me clutching my dt cherry pepsi, but I am. Mostly because I managed to throw out the bottle cap, but still, I succumbed to the lure of artificially flavored caffeine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef May 22, 2012 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ah.......you have decided to join us......come, come Mer_Made, come with us.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Same procedure as yesterday. Why change perfect.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Miri1 May 22, 2012 10:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lemon lime kool aid made with Spkenda over ice. Cottage cheese with fresh pineapple chunks. In the mood for melted cheese so perhaps grilled cheese in a little while.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ChristinaMason May 22, 2012 02:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        oooh la la! Looks scrumptious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pepsi, coffee, ice water (which as fascinating as huray's breakfast are, he somehow finds fascinating ;). A pumpernickel bagel lightly toasted with cream cheese, Nova and fresh dill. Mixed fruit (pineapple, canteloupe, honeydew and grapes).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          huiray May 22, 2012 12:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. ChristinaMason May 22, 2012 02:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Decaf coffee (boo, but pretty tasty made in our new Clever dripper) with half and half.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To eat, half a Granny Smith apple and a slice of steamed German three-grain bread (like this http://www.germandeli.com/mesthregrai...) topped with 2 slices of American cheese and some pre-cooked sausage crumbles, then broiled. American-German fusion food, anyone?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            linguafood May 23, 2012 02:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            steamed bread? ha-what?

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